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Earthworm Jim by PixelPirate Earthworm Jim by PixelPirate

I used to play Earthworm Jim on my Sega a lot as a kid. Loved that game and the humour in it. The characters, levels, gameplay, everything. So Jim was a good project for me to learn and get better at certain things. It’s my first anatomical sculpt for starters. There are some obvious places where I’d like to have done better, but overall I’m quite happy with that aspect. Then there was some hard surface modelling as well, which I’m a little more familiar with. I’ve never really done stone or rocks or grounds, so I picked up some tips for that along the way too. Then I had to think about the dressings for the shot and the post effects I wanted including a little simple matte painting. In essence I wanted to do Jim in a gnarly way, yet familiar in something that could be a level from the original game, and this is the result.

Modeled and textured in Maya and ZBrush, rendered in mental ray, composited in After Effects and Photoshop.

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PaulV3Design Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Nicely done. Classic character!
gymnosophist Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Writer
:iconhappybounce:  Far out! :heart:
nasikan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Earthworm Jim from the Elm Street
Eremitik Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
PlagueInfected Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
memories coming back! lol love it

OtisBee Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ah yeah, i loved that game so much. played it on a sega saturn back then. :headbang:

do you remember when you didn't do anything and then Jim, being tired of just standing around, suddenly made that tiny little Elvis appear out of thin air (or was it his space pants?), who then started his moves with rocking hips and hair and stuff?

that game was soooooo totally funny and full of so many hilarious details and surprises. :nod:

awesome work there, dude. :worship:
...and thanks for letting Jim somewhat come to life again and in even more detail.
at least for now that i'm reminiscing about my youth.
Dakin87 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome !
Victim753 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thats reallt incredible :O I love this game a lot, and this brings me joy ! :D
MGandi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Student Writer
You did an awesome job there. 

And if i may the only thing that really bothers me is the arms. 
The biceps looks detached from the rest of the arm. 
And the extensors and flexors look like they didn't turn right with the rest of the arm.

But other that that congrats!
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December 3, 2013
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